ICOs are supposed to offer a convenient method of fundraising – both for Blockchain platforms, but increasingly also for companies not related to Blockchain. Although, reality differs a lot from its idea.
About Max KopsI am Max, excited about Blockchain technologies and real-world use-cases especially in financial fields. Analysing ICOs.
We can see tendencies in the market that many ICO investments are overtaken by VCs. In my previous article, I outlined empirically, that ICO fundings outperformed early-stage VC investments. But it could be that the VCs put their money into ICOs themselves.
ICOs are having a tough time right now – only 23% of the projects actually reached their hard cap (maximum funding amount) in November 2017. Why is that?
ICOs mainly came out of their adherence to tech experts in early 2017. How did the method of raising funds develop in roughly one year till the first quarter of 2018? A quick overview.
I analyzed the regions where Tokensales were executed or are currently scheduled.
In many ICOs, Blockchain technologies just play a minor role – sometimes, they are not even necessary.
Most of the ICOs are focused on innovative concepts, dominantly in technological ways. What is the difference that makes an ICO to a gamechanger in the market or leaves it as a small, incremental innovation in the competitive surrounding?
To choose the right ICOs to invest in seems quite hard, considering the growing number of tokensales that arise every day. Surely, the team of a project plays an important role in the future success of it – though there are some methods which might create a wrong impression for you.
Regulation is often seen as an obstacle for Blockchain projects. Since their aim often is to cut out specific intermediaries in processes or networks, a regulatory party is usually not a well-seen participant in it. On the other hand, the current situation shows that regulation could sometimes help to overcome issues related to the right
ICOs are one of the hottest topics Venture Capitalists are diving in right now – not only shown by the increasing number of organized Tokensales and their raised volume. Though, I am doubting the rationality of the approach many ICOs are following when they are selling their idea to the market.